Photos: February 14th in history
We've dipped into the Associated Press photo vault for a look at some of the people and events who made news on this day in history.
Photo by: Marcy Nighswander/AP The opening of the giant graving dock of the Singapore naval base opened and named King George VI Graving Dock, has riveted the attention of the world upon the Gibraltar of the east. Lying off the Southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, where long months of preparation have preceded the opening of the giant dock, has a fascinating character of its own. An air view of Singapore, showing British bombers in the foreground on Feb. 14, 1938. The bay can be seen studded with ships of all kinds, and in the rear can be seen the tall white buildings that front the bay. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Rescue workers with a cat salvaged from a bombed house after the raid on London last night which did considerable damage. The cat was heard mewing, Feb. 14, 1941 and rescue workers eventually reached it. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Rescuing belongings from a house in Hendon, London on Feb. 14, 1941, which was bombed during a Nazi air raid and when considerable damage was done. (AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS Michael Rosenberg, 9, center, and his brother, Robert, 5, leave Sing Sing Prison, Ossining in New York, Feb. 14, 1953, with parents? attorney, Emanuel H. Bloch, after two-hour visit with lads? mother and father, doomed atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, at prison?s death house. In background is tower of one of Sing Sing gates. The Rosenbergs, convicted in 1951 of turning over wartime atomic secrets to the Russians, have been denied an executive clemency appeal by President Eisenhower. The New York couple face execution in prison?s electric chair. (AP Photo)Photo by: Anonymous/ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, seated, background, testified recently before the Senate-House Joint Economics Committee in Washington, Feb.14, 1966. (AP Photo/William J. Smith) Photo by: William J. Smith/AP The New York Yankees' Tommy Tresh and Joe DiMaggio try the outfielder's leap together during a light moment in spring training, Feb. 14, 1963 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tresh was the rookie sensation last year as a shortstop, then, as outfielder after regular Tony Kubel returned from the army. Joe DiMaggio is a special instructor in spring training. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)Photo by: Harry Harris/ASSOCIATED PRESS President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy as they arrived at the Georgetown home of Columnist Joseph Alsop in Washington for dinner, Feb. 14. 1961. The dinner party was in honor of Alsop?s fianc?e, Mrs. William S. Patten. (AP Photo/William Smith)Photo by: William Smith/ASSOCIATED PRESS British rock star Elton John with his bride, Renate Blauel, wave upon leaving St. Mark's church in Sydney, Australia, Feb 14,1984. (AP Photo)Photo by: Anonymous/AP Russian President Yuri Andropov's funeral Feb. 14, 1984. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Diana, the Princess of Wales arrives at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in Central London on Monday, Feb. 14, 1994 to open a newly refurbished hospital wing. This is the only listed official engagement of the year and around 200 people braved the snow and icy winds to greet her arrival. The normal police outrider motorcycles were cancelled due to icy roads created by temperatures as low as 5C (23 degrees F.) that have swept Southern England. (AP Photo/Alistair Grant)Photo by: Alistair Grant/ASSOCIATED PRESS District of Columbia police officers flank singer Stevie Wonder following his arrest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, Feb. 14, 1985, during an anti-apartheid protest. Wonder said his Valentine's day arrest was "my expression of love to all the people of South Africa who are against the barbaric policies of apartheid." (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)Photo by: RON EDMONDS/AP Challenger Sugar Ray Robinson, his lip bleeding, grazes a right toss on the back of Jake LaMotta's head during their world middleweight championship title bout at Chicago Stadium, Ill., Feb. 14, 1951. (AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are 11 of the jurors on Feb. 14, 1935 in Flemington, New Jersey, who the night before convicted Bruno Richard Hauptmann as the kidnap-killer of the Lindbergh baby. Left to right, front row: Elmer Smith, Mrs. Ethel Stockton, Charles F. Snyder, Mrs. Verna Snyder, Mrs. Rosie Pill, and Charles Walton, Sr., (foreman). L to R, Back row: Robert Cravatt, Philip Hackenbury, George Voorhees, Mrs. Mary F. Brelsford, and Howard U. Biggs. Liscom C. Case, the 11th juror, went home with a heart ailment after the verdict was returned empty space second from right. (AP Photo)Photo by: NY/ASSOCIATED PRESS Abbie Hoffman, left, Rennie Davis, and Jeremy Rubin hold a news conference as they wait for the verdict on their case in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 14, 1970. They are three of the seven, known as the Chicago Seven, defendants in the trial on charges of conspiring to incite a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS That easy manner of Bing Crosby's makes him look more relaxed while he's working than while he's relaxing, at his studio in Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 1950. Here Bing sits on Groucho Marx's knee, "sonny boy" style, while Groucho tells him the facts of life, in a comedy routine for "Mr. Music". (AP Photo/Frank Filan)Photo by: Frank Filan/ASSOCIATED PRESS Actress Elizabeth Taylor, decked out in a glittering tiara and large drop earrings, chats with French comedian Fernandel as they attend the St. Valentine's Ball given by the American community in Paris, Feb. 14, 1958. At right is Ms. Taylor's husband, producer Mike Todd. (AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS Home of Black Muslim leader Malcolm X is damaged after two fire bombs sparked a flash fire, Feb. 14, 1965 in New York City. Firemen quickly put out the flames. The Nation of Islam leader, his wife Betty, and their four daughters were in the house at the time but escaped unharmed. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)Photo by: Harry Harris/AP Promoter Don King, left, and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, right, at a press conference in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1990 dropped the protest of the result of the match last Saturday night in Tokyo. With the boxing world in agreement, Tyson announced he wants a rematch with new heavyweight champion Buster Douglas. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Figure Skater Tonya Harding falls during practice on Feb. 14, 1994 in Portland, Oregon. Harding, who is leaving for Lillehammer, Norway on Tuesday, performed her last public practice before the Olympics in front of over 2,000 fans. (AP Photo/Shane Young)Photo by: Shane Young/AP An armed man brandishes his weapon, Feb. 14, 1979, in Teheran, as a couple crouches low during a dash to cross the street near the U.S. Embassy. Photo was made from video monitor showing ABC-TV. (AP Photo)Photo by: RENE PEREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS President Harry Truman in his White House office in Washington on Feb. 14, 1951 with a delegation from the Credit Union National Association. Left to right, standing: Thomas W. Doig, Madison, Wis.; J.E. Blonyren, Washington, D.C.; Moses C. Davis, Atlanta, Ga.; Claude R. Orchard, Washington; John E. Roe, Madison, Wis.; William W. Pratt, Philadelphia; William O. Knight, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Hubert M. Rhodes, Washington; Gurden P. Farr, Detroit; C. F. Eikel, Jr., and Gordon P. Smith, Hamilton, Ont. (AP Photo/CPG)Photo by: CPG/AP American Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Ali, right, launches an attack on Joe Bugner, British and European Heavyweight Champion, during their 12 round Heavyweight fight in Los Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 14, 1973. Ali won the fight on a unanimous points decision. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Wolfgang Schadler of Lichtenstein reaches for upper wall and tries to maintain control of luge during his run on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg luge run at Lake Placid, N.Y. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 1980. He managed to get back on his sled to finish his run in the Olympic event for men. (AP Photo)Photo by: Anonymous/AP Singer Mick Jagger, right, belts out while Ron Wood thrums as the Rolling Stones being at night on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1990 concert with favorite tune Start Me Up at the Tokyo Dome. The British greats started a tour to Japan for the first time in ten years. (AP Photo/Kerch Temma)Photo by: Kerch Temma/ASSOCIATED PRESS Nancy Sinatra performs for U.S. troops of the 196th Light Infantry at Tay Ninh, 50 miles northwest of Saigon, Vietnam on Feb. 14, 1967. Sinatra is touring camps to entertain American G.I.'s in Vietnam during war. (AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS David Letterman, host of NBC-TV's "Late Night with David Letterman, " is taken from a tank of water and placed onto a scale in New York while wearing a specially designed suit of sponges, Feb. 14, 1985. Letterman weighed 190 lbs. before and a whopping 500 lbs. after soaking up about 25 gallons of water, during taping for Thursday night's show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Photo by: RICHARD DREW/AP Actor-dancer Fred Astaire, left, and director Jean Negulesco talk over the timing of a scene for a new musical film "Daddy Long Legs" in Hollywood, Ca., Feb. 14, 1955. (AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS C.S. Howards mighty Seabiscuit, a favorite in the $100,000 Santa Anita handicap, pulled up lame February 14 after running second at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California in a mile test Feb. 14, 1942. It was the Biscuits first race since he conquered War Admiral last year. Jockey Georgie Wolff may be seen handling Seabiscuit, in second place, at the finish. A question mark February 16 still hung over the great horses future as his trainer feared he had ruptured a suspensory ligament in the left front ankle. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy receives flower petals upon arrival in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 14, 1962. (AP Photo)Photo by: Anonymous/ASSOCIATED PRESS Arnold Palmer charges toward the cup after running in a birdie putt on the first extra hole of a sudden death playoff in the Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic, in Palm Springs, Calif., Feb. 14, 1971. He beat Ray Floyd, crouching at right, for his first tournament victory in 14 months when Floyd missed a shorter putt moments later. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)Photo by: David F. Smith/AP Dr. Sushila Nayyar, the personal physician of Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Devadas Gandhi, youngest son of the Mahatma, seen Feb. 14, 1948 at Birla House, New Delhi, hold the bloodstained loin cloth Gandhi was wearing when he was slain by an assassin's bullets. The tip of Dr. Nayyar's finger points to the hole made by the bullet. On the floor lies the shawl that Gandhi had wrapped around the upper portion of his body. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)Photo by: Max Desfor/AP Britain's Queen Elizabeth II prepares to enter a car to be driven through the streets of Bridgetown, Barbados, on Feb. 14, 1966. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are on five-week tour of the Caribbean. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Mei, the second of the pandas captured by Mrs. W. H. Harkness, Jr., arrived in San Francisco a very tired animal. Panda hunter Harkness is shown tucking the panda into bed after an exhaustive trip of 13,000 miles, Feb. 14, 1938. They plan to continue east by plane taking off for Chicago, Feb. 15. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP